GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese.
AVERAGE PRODUCTION: 10,000 bottles [800 cases].
APPELLATION: Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva.
FIRST VINTAGE: 2011
AVERAGE YIELD (WINE): 30hl/ha.
A new take on a past tradition. Culminating with the 1999 vintage, Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva returns to the Querciabella range with limited bottlings in only the best vintages. Following years of steady expansion throughout Chianti Classico, meticulous site selection and a rigorous micro-vinification regime have given rise to Querciabella’s historic Sangiovese project, and produced a series of outstanding single-vineyard bottlings, including this Riserva.
The grapes are picked by hand using 9-kilo crates. In the cellar they undergo fermentation in 3-ton French oak casks. After malolactic fermentation, élevage is carried out in barrique (also French) for 16–20 months, 20% new.
No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.